Modern Tropical Destination Wedding Invitations

After the turbulence of the last couple of weeks, I think we could all use a quick mental vacation to the Caribbean – don’t you agree? Well, Nichole of Coral Pheasant is coming to our rescue with these modern tropical destination wedding invitations for a wedding in Barbados! The invitation suite features a color palette inspired by the island, with lush greens, pops of coral, and vibrant citrus tones, along with some gorgeous spot calligraphy and the most perfectly curated postage stamps. I’m also loving the fun and playful language in the RSVP and rehearsal dinner invitation!

Modern Tropical Destination Wedding Invitations by Coral Pheasant

From Nichole: Jessica and Matt came to me by way of the fabulous Jubilee Events, who created the vision for their destination wedding in Barbados. Out of the gate I knew Jessica was my kind of gal when she expressed that it was important for their invitations to celebrate the sacrament of marriage while also being fun and surprising. Yes gurl, yes! Let’s do this! The tropical celebration they were planning embraced the natural surroundings of Barbados and more specifically their reception venue, Cobblers Cove, whose tag line reads “English elegance with Caribbean character.”

Modern Tropical Destination Wedding Invitations by Coral Pheasant

For their invitation suite we incorporated bright, vibrant colors inspired by the island: the lush green gardens, the coral colored plantation and cheerful pops of citrus. Gorgeous calligraphy by Everly Calligraphy was paired with modern fonts and fun language. The main invitation was letterpress printed on double thick eggshell stock and the enclosure cards were flat printed on matching, lighter weight cover stock.

Modern Tropical Destination Wedding Invitations by Coral Pheasant

Modern Tropical Destination Wedding Invitations by Coral Pheasant

With their wedding being a multi-day destination event, it was important to share all the details with their guests in a cute and concise way. To do that, we created a tri-fold itinerary with custom illustrations by Social Alchemy highlighting the what, when and where. Contrasting patterns inspired by the tropical English aesthetic of Cobblers Cover were layered into the design as seen in the watercolor leaves on the itinerary and the lattice-like design on the envelope liner.

Modern Tropical Destination Wedding Invitations by Coral Pheasant

Tropical themed vintage stamps and a lemon yellow silk ribbon added texture and color to the suite. Bringing the paper story full circle, we used the custom illustrations from the itinerary on cheerful colored cocktail napkins for the various weekend events.

Modern Tropical Destination Wedding Invitations by Coral Pheasant

Modern Tropical Destination Wedding Invitations by Coral Pheasant

Thanks Nichole!

Invitations and Styling: Coral Pheasant
Calligraphy: Everly Calligraphy
Building Illustrations: Social Alchemy

Coral Pheasant is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of Nichole’s beautiful work right here or visit the real wedding invitations gallery for more invitation inspiration!

Photo Credits: Charlotte Jenks Lewis

Romantic Blush and Gray Letterpress Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

These romantic blush and gray letterpress calligraphy wedding invitations from Laura of Paper & Honey were inspired by the natural elegance of Austin, Texas and the quintessential charm and simplicity of the wedding’s resort venue. The subtle blush and gray color palette is complemented by the gorgeous gold foil and gray letterpress printed text, vintage postage stamps, and timeless calligraphy details! We always love a fun envelope liner and these marbled envelope liners made from handmade paper have us swooning!

Romantic Blush and Gray Letterpress Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by Paper & Honey

From Laura: Working on Ivana and Bob’s invitation suite was a total dream! These two lived on opposite coasts for three years of their relationship to pursue their professional dreams — his of being a surgeon, hers of working for Google — and over the course of their long distance they learned to “love each other to the moon and back.” What an honor it was to help them craft an invitation suite worthy of helping them celebrate finally starting their lives together!

Romantic Blush and Gray Letterpress Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by Paper & Honey

Ivana and Bob married at the Lakeway Resort and Spa. With a wedding held in the rolling hills of Austin, Texas, just overlooking Lake Travis, we knew the paper had to convey the beauty and simplicity of the area. Elongated, sweeping calligraphy paired with a simple serif kept the design timeless and classic with a hint of whimsy. Everything was letterpress printed on delicious cotton paper, and metallic gold foil stamping elevates the invitation and provides a hint of sparkle. Gold foil always says romance to me! The RSVP card is one of my favorite parts — I love the contrast of the light gray paper, and the tiny food icons are too cute.

Romantic Blush and Gray Letterpress Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by Paper & Honey

Romantic Blush and Gray Letterpress Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by Paper & Honey

To wrap everything up, we added a pop of blush (one of Ivana’s wedding colors) through the euro flap envelopes, and an envelope liner made from handmade marbled paper. Handmade paper is the best; each piece is so unique and prettier than the last. Outer envelopes were addressed to guests with romantic calligraphy cohesive with the rest of the suite, and how else could we get them to friends and loved ones but with perfect vintage stamps.

Romantic Blush and Gray Letterpress Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by Paper & Honey

Romantic Blush and Gray Letterpress Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by Paper & Honey

Romantic Blush and Gray Letterpress Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by Paper & Honey

This wedding suite, perfectly simple, romantic, and organic with a hint of playful movement, was such a joy to create! With Ivana’s ideas and the location in mind, it came together easily. I hope it did Lake Travis a bit of justice!

Romantic Blush and Gray Letterpress Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by Paper & Honey

Thanks Laura!

Design: Paper & Honey

Printing: Czar Press

Vintage Postage Stamps: Verde Studio

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Andrea Pesce Photography

Traditional Black and Gold Screen Printed Invitations

Kids often have all the fun when it comes to celebrating birthdays. I’m always so happy to see adults celebrate some of their own milestone birthdays, especially when the invitations are this pretty! Clara of Goldie Design Co. created these traditional black and gold screen printed invitations for a 40th birthday party at an historic hotel full of southern flair. Clara brought the elegant feel of the venue into the invitation design with the moody black and gold color palette and a crest inspired by the hotel logo, along with custom watercolor envelope liners inspired by the hotel’s tile floors. Beautiful!

Traditional Black and Gold Screen Printed Invitations by Goldie Design Co.

From Clara: This design was for the invitations for Courtney’s 40th birthday celebration to be held at the Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas. This hotel is Courtney’s all time favorite, and she wanted the simplicity and elegance of this hotel to shine through in the paper pieces. The Hotel Emma is a historical building that used to be a brewhouse, but now houses the 146 rooms of this riverfront hotel. The elegant and traditional, yet modern and warm southern feel was exactly the look we were going for with the birthday party invitation suite.

Traditional Black and Gold Screen Printed Invitations by Goldie Design Co.

Courtney wanted to incorporate her initials into a crest similar to the hotel’s logo, which she planned to use throughout her stationery for the event. This crest sits centered at the top of the invitation card, with a simple double lined border around the text to give it a traditional feel.

Traditional Black and Gold Screen Printed Invitations by Goldie Design Co.

The invitation card was screen printed in metallic gold ink on a smooth black paper. The typefaces used in the invitation were kept fairly simple, except for her name done in a flowing modern calligraphy, that would tie together with the hand addressed calligraphy envelopes.

Traditional Black and Gold Screen Printed Invitations by Goldie Design Co.

The black and gold color palette brought in that moody southern feel of the hotel, but we wanted to incorporate a pop of color. Courtney mentioned that she loves the beautiful tile floors seen throughout the hotel. After researching these gorgeous floors, I decided that a soft watercolor painting of the tile pattern would provide the perfect pop of color for the invitation suite. So each envelope was adorned with a custom envelope liner featuring a hand-painted watercolor of the floor pattern. It really tied the suite together and gave it that last bit of southern flair.

Traditional Black and Gold Screen Printed Invitations by Goldie Design Co.

The outer envelopes were addressed with calligraphy in metallic gold ink and dressed up with some hand picked vintage stamps to go along with both the theme and color scheme. My favorite stamp used is the Texas statehood one that not only is perfect for the venue of the the party, but also brings out the blues of the watercolor envelope liner. The back flap of the envelope is blind embossed with a simple return address. The invitation was wrapped in a very thin white twine.

Traditional Black and Gold Screen Printed Invitations by Goldie Design Co.

Thanks Clara!

Design, Calligraphy, and Styling:Goldie Design Co.

Screenprinting: Atmosphere Printing Company

Envelopes: Cards & Pockets

Photo Credits: Clara Odgen

Monochromatic Illustrated Botanical Wedding Invitations

These beautiful monochromatic illustrated botanical wedding invitations from the ladies of Fourteen-Forty are the perfect balance of elegant and understated. Inspired by the Hudson Valley wedding venue, the invitations feature a subtle sage green paired with pearly gold foil. With fern and flower botanical illustrations woven throughout the suite, these wedding invitations are full of traditional beauty with elegant natural touches!

Monochromatic Illustrated Botanical Wedding Invitations by Fourteen Forty

From Rachel of Fourteen-Forty: Christine and John’s wedding invitations were inspired by their love for nature and their wedding venue. The wedding took place at Grasmere Farm in Rhinebeck, New York. We drew our inspiration from the simple elegance of the venue and its natural surroundings. We couldn’t resist drawing an illustration of the beautiful reception hall on the farm, which ended up as a recurring motif throughout the invitation suite. We played up the outdoor venue by adding in botanical illustrations. We incorporated ferns and flowers, which grew from the corners of the main invitation and RSVP card.

Monochromatic Illustrated Botanical Wedding Invitations by Fourteen Forty

Monochromatic Illustrated Botanical Wedding Invitations by Fourteen Forty

During our first design meeting it became evident that letterpress printing with some gold foil elements was the way to go. Once we decided on a lovely shade of sage green for the letterpress printing, a light and pearly gold foil seemed like the perfect complement to the very soft color palette.

Monochromatic Illustrated Botanical Wedding Invitations by Fourteen Forty

We always look for ways to add an extra something special to wedding invitation suites, whether it is a wax seal, a map, calligraphy, or in this case, a belly band. It literally tied all the pieces together into one neat package and added a nice strong band of color to the suite. We love how the sage green belly band served as a wonderful finishing touch to this elegant wedding invitation suite.

Monochromatic Illustrated Botanical Wedding Invitations by Fourteen Forty

Thanks Tricia and Rachel!

Invitations and Styling: Fourteen-Forty

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Fourteen-Forty

Rustic Green and Gold Foil Wedding Invitations

I’ve been feeling dark greens in a major way recently, so I was thrilled when Catherine from Printerette Press sent over these gorgeous rustic green and gold foil wedding invitations! The invitation suite features Catherine’s signature hand lettering and botanical illustrations, including some sweet details important to the bride and groom tucked into those illustrations. And the dark green ink paired with shiny gold foil? Such a great combination! Oh, and for any engaged couples out there – make sure you read all the way to the end for details on an awesome discount on custom wedding invitations through the end of October!

Rustic Green and Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by Printerette Press / Photo Credit: Melissa Oholendt, Styling by Mae Mae & Co.

From CatherineOf all of the weddings we’ve worked on, Rebecca and Bert’s wedding suite is one of our favorites. With so many fun elements such as gold foil and velvet, it’s hard to top! They were a joy to work with and were very excited to collaborate together on a truly personalized invitation.

Rustic Green and Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by Printerette Press / Photo Credit: Melissa Oholendt, Styling by Mae Mae & Co.

We hand drew the laurels and wreaths featured on the several of the paper pieces. The invitation was printed with a mix of deep green letterpress and gold foil to add a bit of dimension. Tucked into to the laurels are little illustrative elements of importance to the bride and groom: antlers, a bunny, a bicycle, a bumble bee, and a set of weights because of Bert’s background as a personal trainer!

Rustic Green and Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by Printerette Press / Photo Credit: Melissa Oholendt, Styling by Mae Mae & Co.

For the lettering on the invitation, we used a mix of hand lettering for their names and locations of the wedding and reception and a classic serif font for the rest of the invitation text. We highlighted the names of the bride and groom in gold foil on both the wedding invitation and save the date.

Rustic Green and Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by Printerette Press / Photo Credit: Melissa Oholendt, Styling by Mae Mae & Co.

We loved the mix of green and gold foil for a fall wedding. We backed the invitation with velvet flocking that matched to the custom made velvet jacket that Bert will wear on the big day! We used a duplexing process to adhere the velvet to our cotton paper. Things like this always take a little bit of practice to get right, but we love it when we get to try new things!

Rustic Green and Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by Printerette Press / Photo Credit: Melissa Oholendt, Styling by Mae Mae & Co.

Thanks Catherine!

Also, BIG news for any engaged couples out there: Printerette Press is offering 20% off a custom 3-piece wedding suite if you book your invitations by October 31! The design can include hand drawn portraits, calligraphy, custom watercolor florals, you name it! And any print method from digital to letterpress and even foil qualifies! What?!? That’s seriously such a great deal, I just had to pass it along to you guys! You can find all the details over on the Printerette Press blog right here.

Design: Printerette Press

Styling: Megan Gonzales of Mae Mae & Co.

Printerette Press is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beautiful work right here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credit: Melissa Oholendt